Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is almost twice the national average. >> more details now about the march. the sound system was sabotaged the night
Aug 21, 2013 10:00pm PDT
't spent decades behind bars, and they're calling on president obama to act. >> on behalf of the san francisco chapter of veterans for peace, we reach out to our commander in chief and say bradley manning deserves a full pardon, mr. president. >> another supporter said he was gathering petitions to present to the president. the white house says any requests will be given due consideration like any other. >>> new recommendations about the nsa greaterring communications between americans unlawfully for years. the national security agency collected an estimated 56,000 emails and other electronic communications each year that were entirely domestic. the judge suggestioned the nsa violated the law against spying on americans. the nsa said the data collection was unable to separate information that only involved americans. >>> video from rebel organizations showed dozens of people sick and suffering and they do not show any obvious signs of wounds. the rebels say at least 100 people died, many of them women and children. if the use of chemical weapons is confirmed it would add pressure on